Trimming the Plant of Life

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Does your life have some old goals you aren’t tending? Bad habits to cut out? Are opportunities waiting at the nodes? Perhaps it’s time to do a little “life gardening.” Trimming the Plant of Life How do you keep your plant healthy? You maintain it by clipping brown leaves and making new plants by clipping and transplanting the root nodes. When done in the right […]

Got Kerfuffle?

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When life doesn’t go the way that we expect, kerfuffle might be right around the corner. It’s that thing that happens when the stresses of a situation reach the point of explosion, when the conflict bubbling under the surface becomes a volcanic eruption of words and emotion. While letting off some steam might feel good for a little while, kerfuffling rarely changes the root issue. […]

Setting Intentions Energizes Your Future

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Goal setting is popular in coaching circles. It’s a good thing, but do you know the intention for making it happen? Let’s talk about intentions. In setting goals, one writes a specific outcome with a timeline and who and what it involves … along with an action plan. Intention is defined as “a determination to act in a certain way.”  It gives purpose to direct […]

Seasons of Change

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Do you know when you are ready to make a change? Are you working with others in a coaching position where you deal with change? In Growing Coach Training we train growing coaches how to work with people on many levels. When it comes to change, there are seasons of change. One model is called TTM or Transtheoretical model, developed by James Prochaska in 1977 […]

Coaching Classes Begin at Apositiva Now

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Hey, New Coaches! Getting ready for class this week-end at Apositiva, by polishing the training center and gathering the training goodies for YOU. Growing Coach Training Starts Now. This is a program for five week-ends, along with check-ins and learning. The program takes place every week-end on Sat/Sun from 9am – 4pm. Mid-week (Wednesday), we check in online at 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). […]

Got Turnips, Ideas, and Genius?

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Try a turnip! “You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip” you argue. Ah, true. According to The New Dictionary, that means, “You can only get from people what they are willing or able to give.” (The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002). But what about your goals and dreams? Are you willing to try? Are you able to give? Have you ever tried […]

Coaching – Be Present on the Path

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Where does coaching come in with being present? Being present isn’t just standing in place, listening to a phone meeting, and staring. It’s about unplugging and paying attention. To hear the forest, you need to unplug from your phone and listen. Hear the birds? Rustle of the tall trees, brushing against another tree, playing a symphony? Is there a brook near by? Stand still. What […]

Flashes of Intuition

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How’s life going? Is something old starting to rag on you? We will find moments when time stops briefly and suddenly there is a flash in time! You get it! Then … it’s gone. Did you get it? Flashes of intuition come in waves. Do you get these flashes of things to come, too? When I get exhausted… and stop …  too tired to push […]

Exploring First Class in Coaching

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When did you say your first word as a baby? Seven months, a year old? You were there, but it’s hard to remember when you said that first word… when you’ve been doing it for so long. After a while… you feel like you’ve always done it. Coaching, is something that you’ve known about, been curious about, or maybe you’ve even done it on a […]

Be a Producer of Happiness

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Helen Keller found a silent voice of happiness despite being blind and deaf, while she brought happiness to others in her work. How could she find and be a producer of happiness?  Learning was a major hurdle for Helen Keller, because everything was harder — reading by braille, seeing by touch with fingers. Yet, Helen Keller was the first blind and deaf person to earn […]